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Get a flu jab now, pig farmers advised

Pig farmers are being urged to check that they, their families and their staff have up-to-date flu vaccinations, as a matter of urgency, or risk devastating consequences to their herds.

This follows a WHO warning that another flu pandemic is inevitable. It is a matter of when, not if, according to a Reuters report. Although it is spring, the threat of flu is ever-present. In the past couple of weeks, we have had reports of two cases involving units with 2,000-3,000 sows, where flu strains are being investigated, said Geoff Hooper of Hysolv Animal Health.

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